Cold War Warrior

Cold War Warrior

Posted on 01/21/2016

Photo taken on July 25, 2012

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Homage to Wet Film, HQ 1 (UK) Armoured Division, Verden, Germany 1972

Homage to Wet Film, HQ 1 (UK) Armoured Division, Verden, Germany 1972
A homage to wet film (and my youth!). Divisional intelligence cells had a Royal Army Ordnance Corps photographer attached to them in those days. Having dabbled in photography from an early age, I seized the opportunity to assist him and gain access to the darkroom, in the bowels of the HQ. I learned a lot from him, such as buying in papers and chemicals and keeping the receipts. Then when you used MOD materials for running off coverage of private functions such as mess dinners, and selling the prints, if anyone came snooping around you had "proof" you were using your own materials.

Seen modelling the KF shirt (khaki, flannel) or "shirts hairy" as they were known. Almost universally reviled by generations of servicemen for causing itchiness, I never had any problems with them and thought they were quite comfortable.

Cold War Warrior
Cold War Warrior
No, I found them comfortable, both summer and winter, especially on exercise.
21 months ago.